Saturday, August 8, 2009

Catching Up With the Brewers

What's one thing that's true of the Milwaukee Brewers no matter how good or how bad they may be? Rookie pitchers always win against us. After Friday night, you can add Bud Norris to that list, as he struck out seven batters in six innings to lead the 'Stros over the Crew 6-3. Kind of lame.

The Brewers had a chance to take the lead at one point in the seventh, but Prince Fielder couldn't turn a bases loaded opportunity into any runs. I was hoping for a Grand Slam, but not every team can have a guy as good as Jason Michaels on their team (the Astros center fielder who inexplicably hit two home runs against the Brewers on Friday).

With the loss, the Brewers and Astros are both floating at the 54-55 mark, both teams five games back of the Cards for the NL Central crown. They are also six games back of Colorado and San Francisco for the NL Wild Card, a sentence I never thought I'd be typing this season.

Player of the Game: Jason Kendall homered?

Couple of roster moves to inform you about as well, R.J. Swindle was DFA'd in order to make room for Jesus Colome in the bullpen. Swindle was picked up immediately off waivers by the Tampa Bay Rays, who already have seven former players from the Brewers organization on their active roster (Gabe Gross, Joe Dillon, Gabe Kapler, Jeff Bennett, Randy Choate, Grant Balfour, Brian Shouse). That's insane.

And this is very subtle, but I did use a picture of two catchers on purpose to correlate with the title of this posting. It's the little things, people.


Jeff in Madison said...

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